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Ennis Book Club Festival 2016

The annual Ennis Book Club Festival is back with its unique mix of readings, discussion, debates, comedy and chat in one of Ireland's friendliest towns.  In 2016 they celebrate 10 years of loving books with a very special weekend of literary, musical and poetic treats, all preceded, for the first time, by a special programme for young readers.   

2016 will be a year for the curious, designed to give audiences plenty of food for thought as they reflect on the significance of the centenary year.  They  take a slightly alternative look at the centenary however and ponder questions that past and present revolutionaries evoke and how far we have travelled, or indeed not travelled, since.

As part of the Festival, they will introduce books for everyone, including babies.  Hear from writers and poets in both Irish and English, and they introduce some new writers in their Ones to Watch session.  In the company of some of Ireland's finest writers, celebrate the literary gem that is the short story.  Take time to consider the ways in which revolutionary women, past and present, shaped and continue to shape our world.  Reflect on how both Mothers and Fathers are celebrated in writing. Throughout the weekend, we'll also have walking tours, a special 10th birthday Ennis Book Club Festival supper, cabaret and festival club.

Tickets for Ennis Book Club Festival events will be available to purchase from glór box office from Thursday 10th December.  In the meantime, vouchers can be purchased from glór box office in denominations of  €50 and €100 that entitle the bearer to automatic concession rate on all tickets purchased before January 10th.